Five Rivers today, May 24 - Loon, cuckoo, mink


Most or all of the through-migrant passerines seem to have moved by, with Five Rivers seemingly settling into the peaceful summer breeding season. Two birds of note (but neither new for the year there) were two Black-billed cuckoos, one heard from the parking lot, and the other heard from the vicinity of the research ponds. A Common Loon flew over, making its tremolo vocalization, and a mink was briefly visible near one of the ponds.  I was entering data into the ebird app when I heard some slight rustling behind me; I turned around and saw the mink walk by, too mesmerized by the experience to immediately think of a photo (probably too close for my telephoto tp focus anyway). It went back to the edge of the pond and disappeared, not to be found again. You never know what you will see in nature!! 
- Scott Stoner, Loudonville

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Five Rivers EEC, Albany, New York, US
May 24, 2021 7:08 AM - 10:09 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.79 mile(s)
38 species

Canada Goose  17
Mourning Dove  3
Black-billed Cuckoo  2
Killdeer  1
Common Loon  1    heard; flyover
Turkey Vulture  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Alder Flycatcher  3
Willow Flycatcher  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Eastern Kingbird  3
Blue Jay  1
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tree Swallow  6
House Wren  3
European Starling  2
Gray Catbird  7
Eastern Bluebird  1
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  8
House Sparrow  6
American Goldfinch  14
Chipping Sparrow  3
Field Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  6
Baltimore Oriole  2
Red-winged Blackbird  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Common Grackle  4
Ovenbird  3
Blue-winged Warbler  4
Common Yellowthroat  8
Yellow Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  4
Northern Cardinal  2

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